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  • North Carolina's investment in renewable energy appears to be peaking. For the first time since 2007, the amount of money that residents and businesses have claimed in the state's renewable energy tax credit has barely budged. Last year, the amount claimed was $136.3 million, only 7.5 percent more than the $126.7 million claimed in 2014, according to a report issued Friday by the N.C. ...
  • Duke Energy Renewables has bought six solar farms in Eastern North Carolina, raising its total in the state to 30 sites. Terms of the purchase from Community Energy were not announced. Five of the farms are already operating, with the sixth coming online in May. Together they will have total capacity of 30 megawatts, enough energy to supply about 6,000 homes. Output from the solar ...
  • May 03--HAVERHILL -- Picture this for a second: the energy expert of a small African country visits a city in Massachusetts to learn how to best incorporate solar energy into the power mix. As unlikely a scenario as this may seem, it is exactly what occurred last week, as Mayor James Fiorentini met with Dr. Kwame Ampofo, chairman of the Energy Commission for the nation of Ghana, to discuss how ...
  • A JUMP in wind power led to -turbines producing enough electricity for more than three-quarters of Scottish homes in April, new -figures reveal. Wind farms provided 699,684MWh (megawatt-hours) of electricity to the National Grid last month, enough to power 79 per cent of average Scottish households, equivalent to 1.9 million homes. Energy output has increased by 15 per cent compared with the ...
  • May 03--WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Water and Light Commission adopted a policy at its Monday meeting making it possible for local residents to pursue green energy through the installation of solar projects. Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain said the policy hasn't been driven by customers, but rather is a required document of WPU in the event customers want to install ...
  • May 03--MANKATO -- A trio of solar developers, each planning large arrays of solar panels in the Mankato area, are attempting to persuade the city of Mankato to buy into their project. The option being recommended by city staff would save the city an estimated $60,000 to $67,000 a year for 25 years, a total savings of $1.58 million. If the City Council opts for the maximum subscription, the ...
  • Mike Freeland made history last year. In August, he became the first Manassas resident to install solar panels on his home. This was something Freeland had always wanted to do. But he repeatedly got sidetracked and kept putting the eco?friendly initiative on the back burner. One day, while perusing his church's website, he saw a post about Interfaith Power and Light, a co-op devoted to green ...
  • The Goodhue County Board of Commissioners will tackle another solar project when it meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Kenyon City Hall. Goodhue County Commissioner Ron Allen said the Planning Advisory Commission, of which he is also a member, recommended that the proposed 5 megawatt solar garden located in Wacouta Township just off U.S. Highway 61 near Wildwood Lane not go forward ...
  • The US Energy Department on Monday announced a fund worth USD 25 million aimed at encouraging private enterprises to research private solar power integration into the state power grid. The fund, called Enabling Extreme Real-Time Grid Integration of Solar Energy (ENERGISE), will be open to software developers, solar companies and utilities, a Department of Energy ...
  • May 02--Two planned wind farms in Northwest Missouri are due to become major electrical resources in the future for Kansas City Power & Light. Osborn Wind Energy Center, a 200-megawatt facility that is slated to attain commercial operations at the end of the year, is already under construction in DeKalb County, even against the backdrop of organized opposition from some of the area's residents ...

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